Gordon Ball is Professor of Literature at the Virginia Military Institute as well as a filmmaker and photographer. He has nominated Bob Dylan for the Nobel Prize for literature every year since 1996. Friend and associate of the late Allen Ginsberg, Ball is the editor of Ginsberg’s Journals: Mid-Fifties, Journals: Early Fifties Early Sixties and Allen Verbatim: Lectures on Poetry, Politics, Consciousness. He is the author of the Ginsberg entry in the Encyclopaedia of American Literature and the Jack Kerouac entry for the Dictionary of American Biography. His creative writings include the autobiographical work 66 Frames: A Memoir and Numerous Short Stories and most recently, Dark Music.